Comments on: Rumors from tsn.ca’s Darren Dreger
NHL - Hockey Trade Rumors, providing NHL Hockey Trade Rumors since 1996Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:35:58 +0000hourly1By: realistic_leafs_fan
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:42:59 +0000http://hockeytraderumors.com/?p=26507#comment-377510Actually man, I think these trades (that keep getting brought up) were over 2 years ago now, believe it or not;)
I doubt any GM or scout would cringe at giving up assets depending on where the team was in their build stage. Toronto is done re-building, they want to be a contender. This is why Clarkson and Bolland are brought in. This is when moves for veteran up-grades and only moving younger assets are made. No top assets were moved. Kadri, Rielly, Gardiner, Gauthier, etc all stayed to keep us strong in the future. No young core guys moved either.
These are actually the moves a GM or scout in the Leafs position would love to pull off. Keep all young top talent and gain more solid veteran leaders who can play big roles and are not too old. All trades were made from a position of strength without mortgaging the future. Look what the Penguins did last year bringing in Murray and Iginla. Hawks just brought back Versteeg. Kings went after Richards and Carter on their cup run and sent back good young talent. Three deals would be unusual, but the Liles deal is mostly just trading of contracts for different style players. The other 2 are not much different than what L.A did with Carter/Richards.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 02:19:24 +0000http://hockeytraderumors.com/?p=26507#comment-377499Still harping on a trade I suggested a year ago that I posted in reaction to your’s? Do I routinely make these proposals?
I’m not defending Kadri, Bozak and Riemer for Schnieder. Bad suggestion.
Three deals in which we give up more assets though? Yes, according to any GM or scout in the league I’d imagine they’d cringe.
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 23:53:48 +0000http://hockeytraderumors.com/?p=26507#comment-377497So because you missed judged their talent makes it ok?